This morning Hydro Cleansing Limited held a very successful HGV Cycle Awareness training session for all drivers, operational staff and Directors.
The session was delivered at 7am by Sergeant Simon Castle from the Metropolitan Police ‘Exchanging Places’ scheme at their premises HCL
House, Beddington Farm Road, Croydon. In attendance were Chris Snelling (head of Urban Logistic and Regional Policy) from the Freight Transport Association, Jack Semple from the Road Haulage Association and Tom Brake (MP).
Hydro Cleansing are supporting over the next 3 days, three Exchanging Places’ scheme sessions by lending to the MET Police several of their HGV Vehicles. This reinforces Hydro Cleansing’s policy of taking cyclists in London safety very seriously following death of 6 cyclists in 13 days.
Hydro Cleansing Limited are pleased to announce that we have received the Award in the SME category of the Sutton Business Awards on the 14th November 2013.
Carol and Steve Hoad would like to thank all of you who have passed on their congratulations and as the South East leading Environmental and Industrial service provider if we can assist call us 0208 689 3339.
HCL have had to employ a security guard at night after travellers moved in next door to our lorry unit.
HCL have experienced numerous problems since the travellers arrived – including a colleague who was bitten by a dog and damage to our vehicles at the unit.
Concerns have been raised about lorry access
The caravans first appeared on Wednesday last week but since then more have arrived bringing the total up to about 12.
Assistant to the managing director, Lawrance Butterworth, 52, from Haywards Heath, said: “The problems started [on Monday] after one of our guys got bitten by a dog and had to go to hospital for jabs. One of the guys’ cars got damaged yesterday
“There has been children running down the road and people urinating. There’s been human excrement, dog excrement and broken glass.”
“We are having problems getting our trucks out and I witnessed a child running behind one of the trucks.”
“We have had to employ a security guard. It is getting out of hand.”
“What’s annoying is the inability of the local authority to do anything about it.”
“For us, from a business point of view, we pay our business rates and the council don’t seem to want to take it seriously.”
A spokesman for Sutton Council said they were working to ensure the travellers were moved on as quickly as possible while meeting their safeguarding, welfare and legal obligations.
They added: “The council is required to make provision and respond to the needs of the travelling community but we recognise that some Traveller activities can cause concern to local residents.”
Children play in the street